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Spanish Segunda: Sadiq Scores, Provides Assist As Almeria Secure Home Win

Spanish Segunda: Sadiq Scores, Provides Assist As Almeria Secure Home Win

Umar Sadiq got on the score sheet and also uad an assist in Almeria’s 3-1 win against Castellon in the Spanish Segunda (second division) clash on Saturday, Completesports.com reports.

Sadiq has now scored 10 goals in 20 appearances in Spain’s second-tier competition.

He has scored 13 goals, provided two assists in 22 appearances in all competitions for Almeria this season.

Also, he has scored seven goals in his last five games.

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Almeria opened scoring in the 26th minute through Jose Corpas who finished off a beautifully lobbed pass from Sadiq.

Castellon equalised in the 61st minute through Jamelli but Sadiq put Almeria 2-1 ahead on 78 minutes.

And in the 80th minute Jorge Cuenca sealed the win for Almeria by making it 3-1.

Saturday’s win took Almeria to third position on 45 points just three points behind leaders Mallorca.

By James Agberebi 

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  • This is the guy I want to deputize Osimhen, check out the crazy assist in the 25th minute, and the silly header in the 77th minute, little wonder Sevilla are going crazy about him. Been long we had a striker as skillful



  • Chima E Samuels 3 years ago

    Quality cheeky assist and top notch header. Umar must not miss the SE team list should he continue with this brilliant form.

  • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

    If its not a CF that scores goals, provides assists like a no 10 and dribbles like a winger…then its not a Sadiq Umar
    Just check out the way he chest controls the ball while under pressure from 2 opponents, holds them off, turns them inside out and puts the ball over the entire defenceline telepathically onto the feet of his colleague. Anyone can pls go and check out all the goals he has scored this season…..so full of panache, class and deftness. Hehehehehehe…..some people with their boring 50 goals in Belgium go tey for super eagles bench waiting for Finidi to come out of retirement to give them crosses o.
    Sincerely, me and Rohr go fight if Sadiq’s name is not mentioned in our next SE list….because he offers what none of our current CF offers at the moment…and better still has proven himself at the Olympics and in European competitions. I just wish he had moved to Lille during the summer rather than Almeria.

    • Greenturf 3 years ago

      Saw the highlights and was wowed by Sadiq’s display.
      Normally in Nigeria’s football history Olympic strikers who did well two years prior to the world cup ends up leading our attack in the world cup.
      The likes of Kanu,Ikpeba 96’Olympics 98’world cup.Aghahowa 2000 Olympics 2002 world cup.Victor Obinna,Chinedu Ogbuke and Odemwingie Peter 2008 Olympics 2010 world cup.Sadiq Umar 2016 Olympics 2018 world cup??Sadly,something wasn’t right because Sadiq was the missing striker for Nigeria at the last world cup where our team lacked attacking verve.
      Though fitness problems at the time coupled with struggles to get into the Roma’s first team hampered or impeded his chances of making it to the world cup.
      We went to the last world cup without one of our best strikers but thankfully he is back at his best and there’s nothing stopping him from assuming the position he deserves in the super eagles.

    • pompei 3 years ago

      That is the pass of a number 10, for sure. The precision, the flair, the arrogance. Me oh my!
      Bruno Fernandes of Man United will be green with envy when he sees that pass 🙂
      BTW, the rumor mill has it that Finidi is seriously considering a return to active football. I guess hope still dey for Onubaba 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • _ The Sadiq Shimmer Effect _

    Undoubtedly, Sadiq Umar, 23 years old, has thrown down the gauntlets to all Nigerian centre forwards in the periphery of Super Eagles invitation that he is the man to beat for that invitation after posting another glorious performance for Almeria this weekend.

    In a feat of ingenuity, Sadiq scored 1 goal and provided 1 assist with the glow and sparkles generated by each effort brighter and more glittering than any Swarovski Shimmer Effect.

    Well in the middle of the pitch in 25 minutes, Umar – with sleight of feet and speed of thought – sold a dummy to 2 defenders, turning them inside out before picking out his fellow striker (Corpas) with a glorious long ball that continues to draw gasps of amazement from those who have seen his piece of brilliance. Corpas did much justice to Sadiq Umar’s masterclass by finishing with aplomb to give Almeria a 1 goal lead at that point.

    Eager to remind everyone of his aerial prowess, Umar then met a cross in 78 minutes with an expertly guided header that looped high up the air before dropping and lodging in the part of the net where no goalkeeper in the world could dream of reaching. Almeria eventually won 3:1.

    Sadiq’s all round play was simply and utterly brilliant. A fine example of a compelling display from a player making a compelling case for Super Eagles invitation.

    He now has 11 goals and 4 assists across 20 games for Almeria since joining them.

    _ Super Eagles beckons? _

    In the past, Sadiq Umar has spoken about his belief of warranting Super Eagles invitation. These days, he is letting his feet and head do the talking, first in Serbia and now in Spain.

    If he keeps up this sort of scintillating performances in the coming weeks, it will be a major shock should his name be omitted from the Super Eagles list to prosecute March qualifiers.

    Of all the fringe Super Eagles strikers out there, Sadiq Umar is arguably by far the most skillful. The techniques he employs in getting his goals and creating assists are of the elite spectrum as these engender craft, guile, trickery, purposeful-continuous movement, vision, positioning, temerity and fine finishes to mention but a few.

    I can watch his goal scoring clips every day of the week, twice on Sundays.

    Sadiq definitely deserves a look in from national team handlers. More performances like the one of this weekend and it will be near impossible to ignore him.

    • pompei 3 years ago

      The Sadiq shimmer effect – brilliant analogy, Deo!
      Super Eagles wan beckon die? I think the time has come for Sadiq to be given his chance with the SE. Especially with Osimhen just coming out of inactivity.
      And I’m confident the boy will shimmer in a SE jersey. He has that hunger in him. He will be a great addition to the squad.

  • He is already impossible to ignore. I mean the way he scores his goals, or the way he creates goals, I dare say no Nigerian cf has shown such prowess, skill and brilliance this season despite how many goals they may have scored. I too wasnt sure of his move to Almeria in the segunda liga, I wanted him to go to a bigger club in a bigger league but now I think it was the best move for him. He has so improved himself and his game. He is so confident and sure of himself. He has freedom to express himself and this has endeared him to a lot of fans and clubs. I expect at the end of the season he will either be promoted to premiera liga with Almeria or move to a bigger first division club in Spain or any other major league in Europe. Keep it up big number 9

  • chuks haifa 3 years ago

    AS Roma will be Like ! Chai why did we let this guy go away cheap. With the rate he is going, he will be worth more than Osimehin soon if he continues like this. If Rohr doesn’t manage these monstrous attacking options available, then the shame will be on him. We have attackers yakata everywhere. Boy am dreaming 1994 attack in the next world cup.

  • So we were bless with this kind of talents and we went on disgracing ourselves b4 a little boy like Tammy Abraham….

    I see no reason we should even be begging foreign borns (especially the english borns)….

    Begging Eze to come and do what??
    Win world cup for us??

    When we have KALU, DENNIS, MUSA that can handle that role.

    See the number of strikers larvished upon us everyday by the Almighty…. Such that while we’re busy singing the praise of OSIMHEN, ONUACHU, SODIQ & DESSERS, boom the likes of TERIM MOFFI, MAKAIRU & IKE UGBO are hiding in one corner looking at us sorrowfully like one hungry “NKITA” waiting & praying for the bone in his master’s hand to fall off…..
    These are lads that are looking for just one or two chances to clear our doubt but the established ones are not ready to even let one stone slip off, talk more of allowing us to even notice what these lads can offer….

    We are getting there very soon…


  • Terem Moffi Is Coming On Stronger..He Just Scored The Winner Against PSG..

  • JimmyBall 3 years ago

    I think because of Sadiq Umar… I will lay low on my call for Junior Oluwafemi Ajayi a bit longer… I shall be meeting with Emmanuel Amuneke to discuss the next line of action and option for the the Egyptian Knight! Sighs…

    • Chima E Samuels 3 years ago

      Jimmy lol

    • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

      Hahahahaha…pls dont lay low….stand-up for what you believe in….LMAO. Ajayi is the best Nigerian forward out there….LMAO. Continue dey clamor for in invitation when others are painting Europe red with goals and breathtaking performances week-in-week-out. Club world cup go start this week….we go see wetin your Ajayi go play again for this one. For CAF CL na complete flop….you say na injury…..we go see wetin he go play against better clubs than Egyptian league where he has been struggling to make a mark for years now.

    • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

      Newsflash: Huesca send Nwakali on loan to 2nd division side Alcoron.
      @Jimmyball you promised you & Nwakali will shut me up this season and I am indeed speechless right now.
      Nwakali is far better than all SE midfielders including Mikel….na the end result be that.
      Im patiently waiting for the next sumptuous excuse wey you go cook up in defense of this ur starboy….and pls dont use the race card this time….its boring and old fashioned…..LMAO

      • Chairmanfemi 3 years ago

        Chai! This Nwakali guy couldn’t establish himself in Huesca again?? Maybe he should just stick to his Instagram Fashion lifestyle and quit football. S sad. Wasted talent full of pride.

      • JimmyBall 3 years ago

        @Dr.Drey… Kelechi Nwakali is not being sent on loan for lacking in performance or quality. He was a mainstay towards their promotion all of a sudden he is no longer in the plans of the coach… He just does not find favour with the coach. If SD Huesca is doing well then we can say there are far better options than him but they are even languishing right at the bottom of league. He needs to go where he is wanted to play football and play himself into shape and self-confidence… I still believe he will come good and become that missing link in our midfield… Even the enterprising Sadiq Umar is in Segunda Liga so… no cause for alarm. It will do Nwakali more good to go where he can play…

        • onwajunior 3 years ago

          According to https://www.soccerbase.com/players/player.sd?player_id=107584
          Kelechi played 5 games during their promotion battle. He started only one of those games, the last game one. Not sure that qualifies as mainstay… It depends sha

        • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

          Hahahahahaha….@Jimmyball…you crank me up as always. You are always so ready to cook up excuses for flops no matter how silly they sound. From “Anthony Ujah suffered from ‘stage fright’ at the confed cup (vs Tahiti in a half empty stadium), to Junior Ajayi plays as an attacking midfielder for Alhaly (when all available records for the past season showed he played mostly as a CF or a LWF depending on tactical approach of the coach and NEVER played any where in attacking midfield THE WHOLE SEASON), Now Nwakali was a MAIN STAY of huesca towards their promotion…..LMAO. Mr Man are you kidding us….or are you just typing out of emotional rage of once again being made to bite the dust by the ‘video game analyst who has never kicked an orange b4’ LMAO…??
          A player plays 5 matches and a total of 148 minutes of a promotion campaign playing only 90 mins in the last match when promotion was ALREADY GUARANTEED and total of 58 minutes across the remaining 4 matches (average of 16 minutes per game) and you call that MAIN STAY just because you want to hype mediocrity…..LMAO.
          All of a sudden he does not find favour with the coach….LMAO…was it not the same coach that was on the saddle when he was a “MAIN STAY” of the team….Lolz. How will a midfielder find favour with a coach when he couldnt even average 1 successful tackle, next to zero interceptions and key passes in all 7 matches he has managed to play this season. Lets not even talk of assist or goals….that one na 3rd mainland bridge…LMAO. It only shows that you dont/never watched any of his matches this season…if you did you wont come cooking up such fallacies here. The fact that a “starman” like Nwakali is a flop is the reason why Huesca is languishing at the bottom of the la liga in the 1st place. If Nwakali was truly better than all SE midfielders including Mikel he should be the standout player in Huesca by now. At least we see the impact of Ndidi in LCFC and Mikel at stoke. I can beat my chest today to say if Mikel or Ndidi should move to Huesca today, that team will escape relegation…..star midfielders them, Ndi-Busstop midfielders dem….LMAO. Those ones fit stop Buahri from going for 3rd term sef….LMAO

          If Nwakali cannot play himself into shape and self-confidence in a lowly club like Huesca in a league like Spain where midfield football is well appreciated, I wonder where he will be able to do that. The fact that it is also the bottom placed club in the 2nd division that accepted to manage him on loan says a lot. He is as good as playing for a 3rd division rated club. That is your best Nigerian midfielder out there….LMAO. And pls dont even compare his case with Umar….Umar is showing week-in-week-out that his level is way above segunda division, that is why he is almost firing his club to la liga (not by playing 5 matches the whole season…LMAO) and that is why Sevilla was even interested in him.
          Nwakali will come good we will keep praying for him to do so…but if you think the ones in the SE today will wait for him to come good or regress in their own careers waiting for Nwakali to come good then you are riding bicycle on water….LMAO. The likes of Iwobi, Ejaria, Aribo, Ndidi, Etebo are almost age mates with Kelechi and their graphs does not look like heading south any moment from tomorrow.
          Oga…just simply admit you goofed with your Nwakali is better than all SE midfielders including Mikel declaration and move on from all these cacophony of excuses that do nothing but belittle you.
          Missing link ko….Mississippi ni

    • pompei 3 years ago

      Jimbo, you don take ya eye see better striker, abi? I no blame you though. I am also a simple man. When I see better thing, I like am.
      Umar Sadiq Mesbah is forcing a lot of people to have a rethink with his impressive performances.
      Right from his exploits at the Olympics, he showed himself to be a real SE material. Sad that he had to wait 5 yrs for his chance! But his time has surely come.
      Imagine Sadiq and Osimhen in the attack together!

    • GLORY 3 years ago

      ‘I shall be meeting with Emmanuel Amuneke to discuss the next line of action” hahahaha….all hail @ Jimmy all. Lol. Are you trying to tell us something? E be like you just dey realise say Ajayi n co na one chance ORILE bus.

      • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

        They will be meeting to strategize on how they can hoodwink the national team handlers to invite flops (who are nearing the end of their contracts and need international appearances to their names to earn big money moves) to the SE. Na only Ajayi e wan invite…?? Ajax Amsterdam nor follow….??? LMAO

        • GLORY 3 years ago

          Hahahaha…. Oo oo brother man; like play, like play, lobbi small thing we dey fight against on this forum ooo. Dem go hold Jimmyball oo cos if dem leave am ehnnn ….oya over to Mr Far; doctor oderinde/ Simon toto.

  • Walking 3 years ago

    Please,can anyone tell me what’s up with chukweze.
    I have not been seeing him on the line neither on the bench for villarreal

    • Greenturf 3 years ago

      Several weeks after a league game,he was still nursing a knee injury.

  • Chukwueze is injured, his coach says they are trying to decide if he will need surgery or not.

  • Abdul handsy 3 years ago

    Osimehn, an ASSET!
    Sadiq, an ASSET!
    Moffi, an ASSET
    Dessers, an ASSET!
    Ugbo, an ASSET!

    ONUACHU undecided!

    Officially! Ejaria has been cleared by FIFA according to PINICK!

    • pompei 3 years ago

      That is good news. Welcome Ejaria! Hope the NFF can arrange for good pitches for him and other players to play on, because Ejaria will not be able to do anything on a rice farm pitch!

      • Doctor Koyemi Oderinde 3 years ago

        Ejaria is far……

        • Collins id 3 years ago

          @Doctor koyemi……better than matuidi! lol, una go kill person with lafin thins

  • GLORY 3 years ago

    Hahahaha…Nice one Mr far. Lol. You are probably drunk with sediment of a freshly tapped palm wine

    • Abdul handsy 3 years ago

      Completesports posted the above information and deleted it immediately! I think FIFA might had informed the site about the completion those players allegiance switches but NFF ain’t deem it fit enough yet to reveal it all to the press…for the reason best known to them !

      • I think it’s cos fans won’t put pressure on Rohr on who to invite and who to leave out in the next SE list for next month. But fans have a right to have a voice and they’re not always wrong.

        • Doctor Koyemi Oderinde 3 years ago

          Of course, it is far better for fans to have a say.

  • Edoguy 3 years ago

    We dont need Eze, let Eze play for England

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